John Trumbull collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1816–1833
Survey Repository: 
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Three letter by John Trumbull, including one dated Dec. 26, 1816, to John Adams, soliciting work on paintings for new government buildings, with a similar letter to Thomas Jefferson on the same sheet; anther dated Jan. 25, 1833, to Pierre Flandrin, regarding Trumbull’s payment of $400 toward his debt to “the Academy.”

Biographical Historical Note

John Trumbull was an American painter known for his history paintings of scenes from the American Revolution.